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date: 21 October 2019

Somner, Williamlocked

(bap. 1598, d. 1669)
  • Peter Sherlock

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Somner, William (bap. 1598, d. 1669), antiquary and Anglo-Saxon scholar, was baptized on 5 November 1598 at St Margaret's, Canterbury, one of three sons of William Somner, registrar of the court of Canterbury, and his wife, Anne Winston. His widow and son believed his birth date to be 30 March 1606 (...

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